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2021 Living Shorelines Tech Transfer Workshop

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - Wednesday, October 20, 2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Grand Hotel Cape May

1045 Beach Avenue, Cape May, New Jersey, USA

Registration for the 2021 Living Shorelines Tech Transfer Workshop has now closed. If you have questions about your registration, please reach out to Nicole Lekus.

*Important update regarding Covid-19 and the 2021 Living Shorelines

Tech Transfer Workshop*

Covid-19 Vaccination required to attend 2021 Living Shorelines Tech Transfer Workshop in person

For more information, click here to view our
Covid-19 Guidance

The 2021 Living Shorelines Tech Transfer Workshop is the premier nationwide gathering of the living shorelines community of practice.

Hosted by Restore America's Estuaries, American Littoral Society, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the Chesapeake Bay and New Jersey field offices of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, we are excited to invite you to beautiful Cape May, New Jersey, this upcoming October.

We are bringing together experts from across the country for a two-day experience combining interactive field sessions with ground-breaking discussions.

Topics will include adoption of living shorelines, regulation, engaging your community, new techniques, and more. VIEW THE CURRENT AGENDA!

This workshop is geared towards anyone working in the marketing, design, construction, management, and permitting of living shorelines and nature-based shoreline stabilization.

All tickets include:

  • Access to all events: plenary, panels and small group discussions
  • Field event to a local Living Shorelines project
  • Ability to submit a poster
  • Access to the exhibitor hall
  • Lunch on both days
  • Reception on Day One, including heavy hors d'oeuvres and one drink ticket

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The field sessions are a centerpiece of the workshop. We will take about half a day to explore a local living shorelines project to learn from the project team how the project was designed, implemented, and maintained. More information on specific sites will be available in August.

Field sessions are part of the overall event and are open only to those who register and pay the registration fee. Participation in field sessions is optional but included in the registration cost. Partial or one-day registrations are not permitted.

Field sessions will most likely be outdoors and exposed to the elements, and will occur rain or shine. Walking or standing on unpaved ground may be required. Please plan accordingly.


All requests must be sent to Nicole Lekus, Operations Manager for Restore America's Estuaries, at nlekus@estuaries.org.

Registrations may be transferred before October 1st. All new registrants will need to provide vaccine confirmation before attending the in-person event. Please contact Ticketbud Support at cs@ticketbud.com for assistance.


Attendees are required to be at least 14 days removed from their final Covid-19 Vaccination to attend 2021 Living Shorelines Tech Transfer Workshop in person. Unvaccinated individuals are invited to join us as virtual attendees to ensure your safety and the safety of others.

For more information, read our full Covid-19 guidance here.


Please contact Nicole Lekus by September 3, 2021, to request reasonable accommodations. While we cannot guarantee any specific arrangements, we strive to make our event as open, inclusive, and accessible as possible.


While the application period for individual scholarships has closed, RAE is pleased to offer Classroom Edition scholarships to professors teaching nature-based solutions as part of their course curricula. Recipients will be able to incorporate the virtual component of the Workshop into their lesson plans however they deem fit. All students within the class would be registered for the full two-day online event. Please contact Nicole Lekus for an application. Submissions are due by September 17, 2021.


Interested in sponsoring? Contact Lance Speidell, Senior Director of Development at Restore America's Estuaries.


Please ensure you have made any necessary lodging reservations at the Grand Hotel prior to September 19, 2021, to receive the group rate of $134/night, plus applicable taxes and fees. The online booking code is 552918; alternatively, please call the hotel directly at 800-257-8550 and mention the "Restore America's Estuaries" room block.

Federal government employees are eligible for the government room rate at time of booking - please call the hotel directly and mention "Restore America's Estuaries" to reserve a room, and be prepared to show government ID at time of check-in.


RAE has established a carpooling hub for attendees to connect regarding shared travel to or from the Workshop. This feature is free for attendees to use and no sign-up is required. We hope this tool can assist participants with reducing their carbon footprint while also lessening travel coordination challenges.


By registering for the 2021 Living Shorelines Tech Transfer Workshop, you agree to all Terms and Conditions - including a waiver of liability - that are detailed during the registration process.


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